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Bethlehem Lutheran Church Records

Identifier: AC-634

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church records, photographs, and publications. Records include administrative, legal, financial, and historical documents. There are extensive records on the church's various groups, committees, and ministry projects. Additionally, there are extensive publications such as newsletters and bulletins. Lsstly, there is an extensive multimedia collection including photos, negatives, slides, and tape recordings.


  • Creation: 1901-2015


Conditions Governing Use

The Tyrrell Historical Library holds copyright. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The researcher assumes full responsiblity for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.

Biographical / Historical

The Bethlehem Lutheran Church was established in 1927 by Reverend H. Schliesser, Reverend Scholz of Port Arthur, and Reverend M. C. G. Heinrich. Initially, there were only fifteen members of the congregation that met in whatever space could be rented as a place of worship.The development of the church was deeply impacted by the Great Depression. Eventually, an official church building was constructed in 1938. Over time, the congregation grew to become a mid-size church with a highly active ministry in a variety of areas. There were several groups within the congregation that had an impact on the church and community. Examples include : the Luther League, the WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), and the Ladies Aid and Missionary Society. The church even hosted a Boy Scouts chapter for a time. The church was eventually closed in 2015 after 90 years, and the remaining funds were distributed to charity. The building was adopted by a pentecostal congregation shortly after.


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The Bethlehem Lutheran Collection consists of church records, scrapbooks, and multimedia belonging to and produced by the Bethlhem Lutheran Church. The records include administrative, legal, financial, and historical records. There are also extensive newsletters, bulletins, and other publications. The church was founded by the fifteen original members in 1927. Over 200 families belonged to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church before it was closed permanently in 2015.


Series 1 : Administrative

Series 2 : Church History

Series 3 : Legal

Series 4 : Financial

Series 5: Membership

Series 6 : Committees and Groups

Series 7 : Events

Series 8 : Projects and Ministries

Series 9 : Minutes

Series 10 : Newsletters

Series 11 : Sunday Service Bulletins

Series 12: Yearbooks

Series 13: Annual Reports

Series 14: Scrapbooks

Series 15: VHS Tapes

Series 16: Slides

Series 17 : Negatives

Series 18: Cassettes

Series 19 : Photographs

Series 20: Memorabilia

Bethlehem Lutheran Records Finding Aid
Sarah Grimm
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Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository